Start Date

29-4-2014 10:30 AM

End Date

29-4-2014 11:45 AM


History of Science, Technology, and Medicine


Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) -- Influence, Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543). De revolutionibus orbium caelestium, Discoveries in science -- History, Religion and science, Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) -- Philosophy


Nicolaus Copernicus' publication of De Revolutionibus Orbium Coesltium marks the beginning of a revolution in the field of astronomy and physics. Within 150 years, a heliocentric system became almost universally accepted in the scientific community. Copernicus’ model was significant not because it of its scientific merit, but because of its ideological appeal to scientists during the 16th through 18th century. This paper explores the philosophical foundations of Copernicus' model, and examines his influence in later work of four significant astronomers and physicists, Brahe, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton.

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Apr 29th, 10:30 AM Apr 29th, 11:45 AM

Copernicus’ Role in the Scientific Revolution: Philosophical Merits and Influence on Later Scientists